Well, the waiting is finally over and the wizards convene to pore over the selections made by Kicker of Elves that he claims are the best of 2013.

Listen as we hear about Kicker’s two ‘finds’ of the year and how he, personally, should be thanked for the production of at least one of his albums of the year.

There’s pop, punk, psych and, fortunately, little in the way of prog on offer as well as some suitably deferential readings. So much stuff in fact that we had to divide the mammoth show into two for you to download:

Kicker’s best of 2013 (Part 1)

Kicker’s best of 2013 (Part 2)

Here are pictures of little Kicker (no, not that one) with all the source albums that matter.

tmbg soft hearted sacw pollard parquet omar muses monae low lloyd cole IMG_0742 IMG_0745 IMG_0749 IMG_0759 IMG_0761j arthur handsome graveola edwyn chvrches

Look out for Chorizo Garbanzo’s soon to follow best of the year podcast and also Rebel Rikkit’s selections coming to the airwaves just as soon as he’s decided.

Best of 2012 selections

Kicker

Chorizo

Rebel

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About kickerofelves1

Wizard-in-Chief for Trust The Wizards music podcast and blog. Guided By Voices fanatic.

9 responses »

  1. Here are the tracks that matter this year (in the order they were played):

    1. Song From The River – Soft Hearted Scientists
    2. Junk Shop – Scott & Charlene’s Wedding
    3. You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now – Parquet Courts
    4. Sunray Venus – Throwing Muses
    5. Wenu Wenu – Omar Souleyman
    6. Myrtle And Rose – Lloyd Cole
    7. Forsooth – Edwyn Collins
    8. Dance Apocalyptic (Live) – Janelle Monae
    9. Plastic Cup – Low
    10. You Don’t Have To – John Grant
    11. I Killed A Man Who Looks Like You – Robert Pollard
    12. Icky – They Might Be Giants
    13. Hey You Bastards I’m Still Here – Mark Kozelek & Desertshore
    14. Caterpillars – The Handsome Family
    15. Babulina’s Trip – Graveola E O Lixo Polifonico
    16. King Of Cleveland – Joseph Arthur
    17. We Sink – Chvrches
    18. The Sing – Bill Callahan
    19. Music Is My Only Friend (Short Version) – The Great Sadness

  2. […] To misquote Morrissey, “If you have 3 hours to spare, then I’ll tell you the musical story of my last 12 months.” Yes, you can hear the 19 tracks that made it onto my best of 2013 list, as dissected by Garbanzo and Rikkit, right here. […]

  3. […] Podcast number 17: Kicker’s best of 2013 (trustthewizards.com) […]

  4. […] fronted bests of last year taking up space on this here blog recently. You’ve had my own songs of the year and choice of albums and other stuff.  The people’s wizard, Rebel Rikkit, has also had his […]

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